Santa Monica, CA 90402
LE BIJOU, a true Santa Monica jewel, north of Montana Ave. Inspired by the sophisticated Belgian-Country style now favored by Parisians. This celebrated work by Denise Castro-Bran, AIA, is finished with Belgian Blue Stone details, 17th Century limestone floors, extraordinary ironwork & refitted antique doors. In the heart of this house rises an impressive stone staircase, which leads to 2 en suite bedrooms, each with sitting room. The living room opens through twin sets of iron doors to large cobblestone courtyard, gracious fountain, south-facing garden & exterior office. Upstairs bedrooms overlook courtyard through double doors & iron balconies. A first floor full guest apartment also leads to the courtyard. Chef's kitchen includes La Cornue stove & Blue Stone counters. European details finish this room w/ the warmth & a style felt throughout this exceptional home. 3 or 4 bdrms, 4.5 baths, 2 car garage + attached exterior office with 1/2 bath.